We are delighted to be working in partnership with Bath Spa University to bring you an amazing programme of outdoor events this summer.
22 MAY 6:30PM
£5 (BSU STUDENT £3)
Conny can’t get her garden to grow. She’s tried everything, but all that’s there is soil. And honestly? It’s starting to piss her off. Couple that with a struggling career, a less-than-thrilling sex life, and being a small, broke, chubby girl in her twenties, and Conny’s having a pretty sh*t time. Oh. And she’s also really hairy.
Conny Hancock and Greedy Pig Theatre Company join forces for a hilarious, empowering and brutally honest ode to self-love in this R&D of ‘Nhair’, coming to Sparkfest 2021.
The performance will be followed by a Q&A.
22 MAY 2PM | 23 MAY 2PM
FREE, NO BOOKING REQUIRED
Lazy on the Lawn
Join us on the back lawn of the majestic Holburne Museum and soak up a feat of musical and performance treats. From mellow Jazz to moving cello concertos which will entertain the garden visitors. SparkFest provides an afternoon of free music and performance in what was once the pleasure gardens of Bath, sit back, relax and let the vibes flow over you.
23 MAY 6:30PM
£6 | £5
Painting by Numbers
Three incompetent painters – Isaac, Piotr and Damien – challenge each other to create a masterpiece, with the winner having their method of painting declared the best. But soon, cracks start to show, and paint begins to spill. In their efforts to win (through ANY means necessary), they will tear their work, the stage, and each other apart… with disastrous (and hilarious) consequences.
Prepare yourself for exhilarating paint fights, riotous dance routines and unforgettable high stakes LIVE painting!
4 | 5 JUNE 7PM
£8 (£8 BSU STUDENTS)
Songs at Twilight
Come relax and join us for a summer evening, grab your blanket or seat, bring your picnic and kick off your shoes to experience an enjoyable evening of opera, operetta and musical theatre sung by our all female cast.
A perfect summertime musical treat with a programme of great pieces from opera, operetta and musical theatre, accompanied by a live orchestra.
6 JUNE 3PM
The ship, Wave Goodbye to Your Sanity, has been lost at sea for weeks, or perhaps it is years? Crewed by three buffoonish, broken, musical playing sailors, they need your help on a journey of incredible highs and sudden lows as they battle against the stormy seas. Brought alive through sea shanty, drums, guitars, harpsichords, and song. An adventure for all the family, as we sail over madness and wave goodbye to our sanity. Come join us aboard our ship, climb the rigging, have water-fights, throw colour bombs, light flares, stamp the floor, sing your heart out and let the mayhem be unleashed! An enticing tale of mistaken identity, heartfelt romance, and the endearing fumbles and foibles of love.
Funded by Arts Council England.
17 JUNE 2PM
FREE, NO BOOKING REQUIRED
Join us at lunchtime in to enjoy a diverse selection of Bath Spa University’s Global Music ensembles. Traditional Mbira from Zimbabwe with feature on a line up with lively Klezmer and the frenetically fun ukulele ensemble!